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President Trump’s Administration to Resume Social Security Educational Correspondence Notices to Emp

The Social Security Administration (SSA) has announced that it will resume sending its Educational Correspondence (EDCOR) notices (also called Employer Correction Request Notices) to employers that file Forms W-2, Wage and Tax Statement, containing name and social security number (SSN) mismatches. Specifically, in March or April 2019, SSA will send notices to each employer that files at least one 2018 Form W-2 with a name and SSN mismatch.

Further, in September 2019, SSA will send notices to employers that filed their 2018 Forms W-2 late or on paper. Such notices will inform employers of the number of mismatches and that corrections are needed. Although a mismatch notice does not necessarily mean that an employee lacks work authorization in the U.S., employers must take prompt action to minimize the risk of immigration-related penalties.

For employers’ convenience, SSA created a webpagethat provides online tools to assist employers in correcting their records, sample notices, and frequently asked questions.

Source: American Payroll.

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